When should I see an Orthodontist?

We recommend that children see an orthodontist for the first time around age 8 unless otherwise specified by the child’s dentist. At this time most children do not require treatment but it is important to note any potential problems.

Why should I see an Orthodontist?

Orthodontists are specialists with 2 to 3 years of focused education beyond dental school in a full time, accredited orthodontic residency program. Drs. Duehr and Hoelscher have expert knowledge on how the teeth and jaws function together so you can speak, bite, and chew properly.  Teeth that fit and function well also happen to look the best so you can be assured that these Dubuque Orthodontists are going to give you you a beautiful smile!

What if I don’t want people to see me with braces?

At Duehr & Hoelscher Orthodontics we provide many different options for the esthetically conscious.  Dr. Hoelscher is the only Invisalign© certified Dubuque Orthodontist and offers it to patients who qualify. Both Dr. Duehr and Dr. Hoelscher also use the latest in esthetic brackets that are virtually invisible. 

I lost/broke my retainer, what should I do?

Call us ASAP.  It is important to have a new retainer made soon to prevent any unwanted movement of the teeth.  If it is broken, save it, and bring it to the office because many can be fixed.